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Mrs. McCarthy begins new role as psychology teacher

Mrs. McCarthy reviews a notes handout for her 11th period CP Psychology class.

Holly McDonald, Staff Writer

February 26, 2020

Mrs. McCarthy taught special education at Trinity High School prior to being on maternity leave. She recently began her first day teaching psychology on January 27, 2019.  McCarthy attended Seton Hill University and double majored in history and education. She earned her Master’s Degree in Special ...

Q&A with Ms. Smith

Ms. Smith, smiles for a picture in the science wing.

Emma Liggett, FOR Editor

January 22, 2020

Q: Would you ever teach a biology class? If so, why? A: I’m a special ed teacher with a degree in social studies, but biology is growing on me. Q: Why did you decide to co-teach at Trinity? A: I believe it’s better for special ed kids to be with peers and it’s good for me to be able to wor...

Trinity welcomes new math teacher, soccer coach

Special education teacher, Mr. Sukolsky joins the Hiller staff.

Contributed by Macy Comfort

December 17, 2019

To begin the 2019-2020 school year, Trinity High School acquired a new teacher and boys’ soccer coach, Mr. Sukolsky. After graduating from the University of Mount Union last year, Sukolsky decided to make the decision of becoming the newest Trinity Hiller, on and off the field.  Sukolsky is one...

Welcoming Ms. Kinney

Special Education teacher, Ms. Kinney gets a holiday picture taken the 2019 season.

Kayla Denke, Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Ms. Kinney is a new member of the Trinity staff and is not only a special education teacher but also a co-teacher in Mr. Swarrow’s eleventh-grade and Ms. Shaw’s twelfth-grade English classes. Kinney came to Trinity because she really enjoys the atmosphere at the high school. Mainly because as...

Trinity welcomes Mr.Scarmazzi

Mr. Scarmazzi stops to have his picture taken before he starts helping students learn.

Gracyn Kafana, Staff Writer

November 20, 2019

This year, Trinity High School has welcomed many new teachers. One of these new members of the Hiller family is Mr. Scarmazzi, who co-teaches ninth grade World History with Mr. Dunn. Scarmazzi attended California University to become a special education teacher and has now been teaching for five ...

Q & A with Mr. Merchant: Trinity welcomes new illustrative instructor

Trinity's new art instructor poses in front of the wall in the art room.

Emma Liggett, FOR Editor

October 29, 2019

Q: Did you like art in high school? Why or why not? A:Yes, because it’s the only thing I was good at. Q: What was your major in college and why? A: Illustration because I loved the way that art tells a story. Q: What was your past experience with art? I was a freelance illustrator for a sports ...

Herr Good brings “good” back into Trinity

Herr Good begins his journey into Hiller Nation, offering his knowledge of German.

Holly McDonald, Staff Writer

October 10, 2019

It is very rare when a person can learn a language fluently, let alone teach one to younger children. Yet, Herr Good has proven that both can be done - and done well. Good has been teaching English and German for over 20 years in the Pittsburgh area and has found his way into the Hiller lifestyle for t...

Q&A with Mr. Poletti: Trinity welcomes new guidance counselor

Mr. Poletti joins the hiller staff as the new guidance counselor

Holly McDonald, Staff Writer

September 26, 2019

Q: Why did you choose to come to Trinity? A: There are so many great things going on at Trinity.  Q: Why did you want to become a counselor? A: I had a really good counselor back in high school and that made me want to help kids.  Q: Which college did you attend? A: Duquesne University for...

Dr. Demian begins new role as assistant principal

Dr. Demian smiles in his new office at THS.

Emma Malinak, Copy and Alumni Editor

September 26, 2019

As the 2019-2020 school year begins, Trinity High School has the important job of welcoming a new assistant principal, Dr. Demian. With his years of leadership experience and his excitement to become a Hiller, Demian is eager to start the new school year. Even though he has only been able to interac...

Q & A with Mrs. Bennett

Mrs. Bennett poses for a picture in her studio.

Morgan Kafana, Editor-in-Chief

April 10, 2019

Q: How did you become interested in art? A: My relatives were art teachers and I grew up with an aunt who taught me art. I always took art classes in school and took my first pottery class at the age of six.   Q: What college did you attend? A: I attended Carlow University for college. ...

Q&A with Mrs. Berty

Mrs. Berty wears one of her many pins.

Jonathan Brodak, Feature Editor

March 14, 2019

Q: How long have you been teaching at Trinity? A: For Decades!   Q: What classes do you teach? A: I teach Honors Debate 1, 2, 3, 4; Honors Writing; Journalism 1; Public Speaking; English 9; and Advanced Public Speaking.   Q: What college did you attend? What was your major? ...

Q&A with Mr. Poletti

Mr. Poletti smiles for a picture after class.

Maddie Spencer

February 28, 2019

Q: What classes are you currently teaching? A:  “American Government and Sociology”   Q: How long have you been teaching at Trinity? A:  “I have been teaching for four years at Trinity.”   Q: What is your favorite class to teach and why? A:  “Sociology. Developing...

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